Thursday, October 31, 2013

Praying for a ministry vehicle

A service car for our church-that is exactly what we need. Last Sunday, the worship service was delayed because the vehicle we are borrowing (to transport stuff in our worship venue) every Sunday was broken. Good thing another member has an available van that morning. Thank God. 

The church needs it more than ever now, we are growing and we need one for all our ministries. The Selah band needs it too because they always travel as a group. But honestly right now we don’t have the funds to buy even for a second hand one. 

But we trust God for His provisions. We will appreciate it very much if you can include it in your prayers. 

If I have the means I have probably donated one for our church. Our motorcycle has been our ministry service ever since but sadly though it can only fit two people.But we are not losing hope, I know someday soon our Pastor will ask me to look for second hand van for sale and will ask me to inquire about it. I'll probably  inquire about atvs for sale too :)

Thank everyone you for praying with us. God bless!!!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rings


I know it is still out of our budget but I am dreaming, hoping and praying for a very nice ring. These cobalt rings are so pretty and it is also not that pricey. Three more years and it will be our 10th wedding anniversary. I am hoping we can have a renewal of vows and celebrate with family and friends and hopefully by then we will have new set of rings :) But am keeping our old one for it has sentimental value. It maybe cheap but it is still precious for us.

Ecclesiastes 12

Last night's reading .......

Ecclesiastes 12 (NIV)

12 Remember your Creator
    in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
    and the years approach when you will say,
    “I find no pleasure in them”—

before the sun and the light
    and the moon and the stars grow dark,
    and the clouds return after the rain;
when the keepers of the house tremble,
    and the strong men stoop,
when the grinders cease because they are few,
    and those looking through the windows grow dim;
when the doors to the street are closed
    and the sound of grinding fades;
when people rise up at the sound of birds,
    but all their songs grow faint;
when people are afraid of heights
    and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms
    and the grasshopper drags itself along
    and desire no longer is stirred.
Then people go to their eternal home
    and mourners go about the streets.
Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
    and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
    and the wheel broken at the well,
and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
    and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.[a]
    “Everything is meaningless!”

The Conclusion of the Matter

Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. 10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.
11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd.12 Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
13 Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the duty of all mankind.

14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
    including every hidden thing,
    whether it is good or evil.

Security Products

Do you still remember time card and bundy clock? I do. But I think it is very rare now. Employee punch in has evolved from bundy clock to ID scanners to finger print (which we are using now in our company) I think, it is the best as no one can cheat with that because each one has a unique finger print :)

 Anyways, if you (or someone you know) are looking for security products like those I mentioned above, you may point them to http://www.crownsecurityproducts.com. The site might be of help :) They carry wide variety of products from ID verification to pager systems.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Youth Team Building

Yesterday is a non-working holiday here and since it was also school's semestral break, I decided to meet the youth leaders of our church and had a team building session with them at the nearby park. I was actually having a very bad headache that time due to colds and cough but a commitment is a commitment.

I focused mainly on the decision making part.

I am only temporarily handling the youth ministry (as something happened to our youth director) and I pray that I will be able to impart something good and positive  to our young leaders. I realized that it is a tough job, I can't actually do it alone so I am also asking help from others and of course from the Lord who is the main source of wisdom and strength.

I can see a lot of potentials with our youth leaders and I pray they'll be better leaders in our church than we are today.

They just need proper guidance ( with all the distraction this world brings, technologies, gadgets, worldly pleasures, even MK jewelry and the like) they all need the guidance they can get. I hope I can give them that during this time that they are entrusted in my care.

It was a happy session, we talked about new plans and we had a lovely dinner afterwards :)

Looking forward for more of this!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Forgiveness means

I had discipleship session with the girls last night.  And what a very timely topic we had for our discussion.

FORGIVENESS

As of the moment, we are all struggling for this because someone from our church, somebody whom we trusted, somebody whom we entrusted our youth betrayed us all (well, that's how we feel right now) and we are all hurting specially the youth.

So last night, God reminded us all that forgiveness means PRAYING for that somebody who hurt you

Matthew 5:44 said  
"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"

Forgiveness also means that you don't take revenge for your self, you try to live at peace with that person. Remember that God will avenge for you.

Romans 12:18-19 
"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord."

Forgiveness means doing good to that someone who wronged you. You not only live at peace wih him, you don't take revenge but  instead YOU DO GOOD TO THEM.  

 Luke 6:27-28
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

 I know it is quite hard to do that but that is what God wants us to do. It is hard but if we abide in Christ and His love overflows in us, we will be able to do it because we were also FORGIVEN.

I know it's a long way to go for our youth and for our whole church but God is a God of restoration and forgiveness. We will recover in time.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Thankful Monday- Health

I skipped last week due to an emergency call from the province, my Mom was rushed to the hospital and needed blood transfusion so we hurriedly went home to be with her. Thank God she's fine now.

So here's my list for this week:

1. Thank you Lord that my Mom is now home and doing ok- 3 bags of blood and 4 days in the hospital. She was diagnosed with bad ulcer that she had gastro bleeding, her hemoglobin went so low thus the blood transfusion.

2. Thank you Lord that you provided for the hospital bill and medications. You amazed me always.

3. I am grateful that at least we have free medical check-up here in the office. Confirmed that I should have reading eyeglasses now. I am still waiting for the laboratory tests but my hopes are high that it's all good.

Thank you lord for everything. BIG and SMALL. Thank you.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thankful Monday #2 - Husband

It's the first day of the week!! and here's my thankful list :)

1. For the joint worship service yesterday. Once every two months, we have this joint worship service in our church (for the Metro Manila areas) and it is always so good to worship the Lord with all your brothers and sisters in the Lord!

2. The fellowship and bonding we had last night over a burger and a cup of coffee :) Thankful of my friends :D

3. For the good weather-which means no heavy rain, no flooding and no disasters.

4. Thankful for my health, though is not ideal and I am still overweight, in fact a plus swim wear might not fit me (good thing I am not into swimwear) but still I am grateful that I am healthy as well as my my husband.

5. and I want to shout at the TOP of my voice how thankful I am for my husband!!!!! He is not a good preacher, nor the best in worship leading BUT He loves the Lord first and foremost and he fears GOD, and for that I will always be his proud wife :)

God bless everyone!! May we all have a thankful heart!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Do not judge (Luke 6:37)

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